Community Tree Recovery: Restoring Neighborhoods, One Tree at a Time

In the wake of natural disasters, you can help bring healing and hope to communities and the people who live there
Dec 28, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Learn more about our Community Tree Recovery program

Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees is much more than meets the eye. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need for trees in the wake of natural disasters. Through this program, residents who lost trees in major disasters caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and insects can receive free trees to plant in their yards. This work is critical for re-establishing neighborhood trees…as well as a sense of community.

More than 4.5 million trees have been distributed through the program since 2005. This year, there were 13 active Community Tree Recovery campaigns.

The beauty of this program is that, time and time again, we bear witness to the power of trees. They are a sign of life and a vibrant step toward recovery for entire communities.

View the Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report in its entirety.